Autism & PDD Picture Stories & Language Activities is a set of 5 programs designed for children with Autism, PDD, or delayed language development to teach them communication and literacy skills with familiar characters, predictable routines, and fun antics. Children develop skills in vocabulary, grammar, representational play, sequencing, reading comprehension, predicting, identifying feelings, answering questions, and determining missing information. Featuring theme-based stories (Animals, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter).
Each program includes eight stories (total of 40 stories in the set). Each lesson follows the same two-day routine and can be used with one student, a small group, or an entire class. Matt and Molly are the main characters of every story, so students begin to consider them good friends as they progress through each lesson. Students learn 60 vocabulary words and concepts for each theme.Outcomes include learning to anticipate, predict and follow a story line; develop question answering, vocabulary, and sequencing skills; develop language, literacy, and story comprehension skills.